• Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe.

    "Three Letters to a Member of Parliament on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France" (1796 - 1797)
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